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clinton and was a republican member of both the house and the senate said the united states cannot get afghanistan to transition to democracy any time soon. at least not on our own. >> we can't carry out the transition of the afghan people into a democracy. it it going to take years, decades and unless is we have an international commit ned lamont do that the united states can't do it alone and shouldn't be doing it alone so we need to have a much greater participation by other countries in addition to the united states. >> shepard: now, a republican congressman who voted against a resolution to set a time table for a full withdrawal has an entirely new position. florida congressman bill young is the chairman of the house subcommittee that oversees defense spending and told the tampa bay times newspaper editorial board i think we he should remove ourselves from afghanistan as quickly as we can. congressman young added i just think we are killing kids that don't need to die. meantime, the current defense secretary officially announced today the additional surge troops that president oba
and what it is. here is what we know. investigators in the united states and libya say the astack on the consulate was likely an act of terror and likely timed to mark the 9-11 terrorist attacks. the libyans say it was a two-part operation. investigators are looking into whether it was an inside job. one that included locals and a raid on a supposedly secret safehouse. the chairman of the u.s. house intelligence committee says it was a coordinated military style, commando type operation. tonight spokesmen at the white house, the pentagon, state department, all say they can not confirm the libyan report of arrests. and u.s. officials are urging everyone involved to take the arrest news with a grain of salt. a senior libyan official says four men are in custody and we're conducting ways of interrogating them because they are suspected of helping instigate the events at the u.s. consulate. u.s. intelligence officials have said there is zeroing in on a certain militant group that fits the al-qaeda signature. the f.b.i. sent teams of personnel to libya and the boss at the justice depar
this evening. jennifer, the headline that two united states warships are headed to libya this evening is a disturbing one. >> well, shepard. we have just confirmed from u.s. officials that those two warships, they are guided naval destroyers. one of them the uss mcfall is in the mediterranean. it's being moved off the coast of libya. also the uss la boone. a second u.s. destroyer being prepositioned we are told for basically contingency planning. contingency purposes according to u.s. officials. meanwhile all u.s. personnel have been evacuated from ben ben -- benghazi. none are left near the consulate. it's being guarded by local police at this time. u.s. a air force is transporting the bodies of those killed including ambassador stevens to germany where the wounded will be treated at land stool. the ambassador and three others killed will be returned to the united states, shepard. >> shepard: some questions about where all of this will lead, jennifer. what do we know about the marines presence inside libya. >> the marines were not guarding the son skull consulate in benghazi. we are
to the united states, shepard. >> shepard: some questions about where all of this will lead, jennifer. what do we know about the marines presence inside libya. >> the marines were not guarding the son skull consulate in benghazi. we are used to marines guarding embassies around the world. they were guarding in tripoli not in benghazi. the state department had regional security officers, local -- sorry, not local but contractors who do that job. they were there with the ambassador at the time. what we do know now is that 50 marines have been sent from a naval base in rota, spain. they will be in tripoli in the cap attachment it's not clear what their assignment will be. they are not planning to go to benghazi at this time. the attack lasted for four hours and was multi-staged as we reported, shep. it was well-planned and did not appear to be the result of the protest surrounding that anti-islamic video according to officials we have spoken to. that may have been a ruse for the planned benghazi attack which fell on 9/11, shepard. >> shepard: nevertheless, there were those inflamed by that and ap
interests. and two united states officials now tell the associated press that an air strike has killed the group's second in command. the yemenis say it appears a u.s. drone fired the missile that killed him. american officials have not confirmed it openly but u.s. forces have previously droned suspects in yemen. the target in this latest strike, a saudi national who fought in afghanistan and did six years at guantanamo bay. that stent in gitmo made him a rock star to his buddies we are told. a yemeni government official earlier told fox news officials have recovered d.n.a. from the site and analyzing it now to confirm that he is dead. the yemenis perhaps a little cautious because previous reports of his death later turned out to be inaccurate. stool was not in session today for some 400,000 students in chicago. after the city's public school teachers went on strike for the first time in more than two decades. [chanting] members of the chicago teachers union picketing across the city including outside cellular field on the south side after teachers and city officials missed last night'
, the united states has not and will not seek to dictate the outcome of democratic transitions abroad. >> shep: the presidential nominees delivering high profile speeches about the challenges the world faces. >> syria witnessed the killing of tens of honests of people. >> the attacks on the civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. >> iran is moving toward nuclear weapons capability. >> we face a choice between the forces that will drive us apart and the hopes that we hold in common. >> shep: tonight president obama and governor romney on where america stands. that's first from fox this tuesday night. the leader of the free world and the man who wants his job delivered big speeches today. this morning governor mitt romney addressed the crowd at the clinton global initiative here in new york city. while just across town at the united nations, president obama spoke before the united nations general assembly. it was his final u.n. address of this term. and the problems in and around the middle east dominated both speeches as the president and governor romney addressed everything from iran's
towards the united states embassy. and as you can see there in tahrir square. remember, we were all somewhat surprised on friday, the traditional day of protestesting in cairo rather than a huge mob after friday prayers, there were those smaller numbers toward the u.s. embassy. remember back in 2006, the muslim demonstrations that occurred after those danish magazines published caricatures of the prophet mohammed. they fled violently for several days. spread geographically and fairly quicked burned themselves out. it is only a hope the same pattern may be playing out now. >> shepard: fox news team in egypt has spoken one of the men who claims he helped organize the protest he u.s. embassy in cairo. his brother happens to be the al qaeda boss ayman al zawahiri. we will have details from that story. first, the state department is standing by its claim that the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was spontaneous reaction to protests in cairo over that anti--muslim video. libya's interim president and some american lawmakers say it looks to them more like a preplanned terror attack. h
demonstrators claim was made here in the united states, a video they say is insulting to islam. now those protesters are demanding that the u.s. ambassador, who wasn't even there at the time, lead egypt all together -- leave egypt all together. now just developing, a similar incident across the border in libya where militants apparently stormed a u.s. consulate. the fox report chief correspondent jonathan hunt has the details. was there official reaction to this yet? >> u.s. embassy officials in cairo tonight seem to be trying to defuse a protest that is actually growing by the hour. we understand the thousands of protesters are now outside the u.s. embassy in cairo where officials released a statement which seemed to accept that this protest is the result of this reportedly anti-muslim movie that is being proposalled by the internet by some anti-muslim campaigners. in the statement, those officials said in part, quote, respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of american democracy. we firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religi
the assassination of the united states ambassador and three other americans. that seems to contradict what we've been hearing from u.s. officials, including the u.s. ambassador to the noon noon who blamed the attack on protests over the anti-muslim video. >> the best assessment we have today is that, in fact, this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack; that what happened initially was it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. >> i don't think we know enough. we're going to continue to assess. >> based on what we know now and knew at the time, we have no evidence of a preplanned or premeditated attack. >> shep: today the white house press secretary, jay carney, said it is, i think, self-evident, that what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. but he also pointed to what a top u.s. counter terror official said yet, quote, we have no information at this point to suggest that this is a significantly preplanned attack, but this was the result of opportunism, taking advantage of and exploiting what was happening as a result of the r
in afghanistan now officially a terror group in the eyes of the united states. the name? the haqqani network. its commanders saying he they are the american sergeant bo bird dal in their custody after the tall can kidnapped him near the afghanistan and pakistan border. right now he is the only prisoner of war in afghanistan. those haqqani militants warned today's news could endanger the life of that soldierful the pentagon blaming the haqqani network for a series of deadly attacks inside afghanistan including last year's assault u.s. embassy and nato headquarters kabul. that siege stretched on for days six people including six small children. secretary of state hillary clinton making military has been very frustrate and has wanted the state department for years now to designated haqqani network a terrorist organization. that is what happened today. the haqqani network is an off chute of the taliban. it's responsible for more u.s. troop deaths in eastern afghanistan than any other group. its carried out high profile attacks as you men'sed on the u.s. embassy, nato headquarters, the indian embassy
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